Tip #1014: How to target delegated administrator in apps

Security administration

I love when people ask a question but then answer it themselves within couple minutes. Take, for example, Steve “RapidStart” Mordue. Has anyone else experienced issues with attempting to use an App Designer built app with Delegated Admin Role? Before I could even type my a non-answer stating that only someone insane would try something […]

Tip #1013: Include attributes that are not there

Hidden figure

New Developer Guide, as it turned out, contains a lot of useful nuggets, little enhancements that make developer’s life much easier. How many times did you need some field values for the use in javascript but didn’t really want to include the fields on the form? Something like lattitude and longitude, for example. Would it […]

Tip #986: Specify language for Online Management API

International flags

As soon as the word got out that I managed to use Online Management API to create backups in Azure, Marius Agur Pedersen reached out to me about the support case with Microsoft that he had in the limbo for a number of weeks. Basically, Marius was able to retrieve instances but any attempt to […]

Tip #985: Use Azure for permanent instance backups

Floppy disk backup

In the tip 759 we suggested keeping a sandbox instance as your persistent backup because Dynamics 365 Management Center provides no control over the backup lifetime. Later, we were excited about introduction of the Online Management API and, as it turned out, all for the right reasons. Using the API, administrators can now backup a […]

Tip #984: App confusion

Following the word “insights,” the most overused word in Dynamics 365 is “app.” App is used in multiple contexts, and can create confusion when discussing Dynamics 365. I find it helpful to use the following terminology to add clarity when discussing Dynamics 365 apps. Mobile app: The official Dynamics 365 mobile app, available for iOS, […]

Tip #981: Sharing knowledge with Australians

Australian knife

For years Dynamics CRM/365 has been ignoring language variations like Swedish (Finland), English (Irish), and Spanish (Traditional Sort). People working on portals and new knowledge management features thought otherwise and now you can do either using local language variety. Neil “New Release – New Country” Benson always tries to play nice with the locals, this […]

Tip #979: Start planning farewell party for the email router

Retirement

We always liked email router, we even called it “good, old, and fairly reliable“, and asked people not to leave it behind. But, as the server-side synchronization becomes better and better with every release, it’s time to reconsider. According to the list of the upcoming important changes, “Email Router will become deprecated in the next […]